Sunday, May 31, 2009

First they came for the abortion providers.....

George Tiller was a brave man who was gunned down by a coward who believed he was doing "God's will", never mind the fact that Tiller was murdered while ushering at his Church. George Tiller was murdered because of his courageous commitment to continue to provide abortion services despite the pressure, up to and including acts of terrorism and murder, that all those involved in any aspect of reproductive health care must still confront in the United States of America in the twenty-first freaking century.

Scumbag Randall Terry, head of Operation Rescue, says he is more concerned about President Obama's reaction to the murder than he is about the murder itself.

George Tiller's murder goes way beyond just the issue of abortion rights. For decades the issues of reproductive rights and gay rights have been the front lines of the battle to protect everyone's rights in the US. As Upton Sinclair prophesied: "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the Flag and carrying a Bible."

And the timing is obviously no accident. America now has our first African American president, and we are about to have our first Latina Supreme Court Justice. This is driving some people over the edge. But it isn't the lone assassins that are the problem: it's the vast support network that they have, the people, like Randal Terry, who honestly and seriously believe that anyone who actively supports abortion rights deserves to be murdered.

1 comment:

mamiel said...

I've been meaning to do a blog post about Randal Terry for some time now. I think he is a reprehensible person.

He recently divorced his wife of 20+ years to marry a woman half his age. His business perhaps, except he went around preaching against divorce for so many years. He is completely against birth control. So clearly, he can question what we do in our marriages, but we aren't supposed to question his?

Also, his son came out as gay a few years back, he's totally disowned him and says horrible things about him to the media. He has a daughter who got pregnant as a teen out of wedlock, he has disowned her as well. Good example of how to support a woman who doesn't choose abortion, I ask? I think she has since converted to Islam.

Terry is the biggest loser ever.